Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast
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Classic Southern Hospitality
Halfway between Fairhope, Alabama and Gulf Shores, Alabama in southern Baldwin County you will find the historical community of Magnolia Springs.
This 100 year-old house which was known as "Sunnyside Hotel" in the 20s and 30s was authentically restored in 1980 and transformed into a bed & breakfast in 1996. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
At Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast, these are a few of our most popular amenities:
- The canopy of oak-lined streets.
- Days that begin with the smell of homemade breakfast.
- Cool drinks and sultry afternoons on a wraparound porch.
- A welcome as warm as the mid-day sun.
We welcome you to come enjoy these for yourself and pick a favorite of your own. But it won't be easy.
After a tour of the house, you'll be impressed with the stained glass of the den and the wood work of the great hall. Once in your specially appointed accommodations, you may never want to leave. . . . But when morning comes, the dining room is everyone's favorite place! Starting the day with a three course homemade breakfast might make you wonder if it could get any better!
The day's schedule is up to you, but you've got lots of options. This historic landmark offers an idyllic setting in an ideal location. If you choose to venture out you're just a short drive from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico or scenic Mobile Bay. An abundance of shopping, golf, natural wonders and historic sites are close by. We'll help you find just the right journey.
Magnolia Springs is a small Southern river town that has inspired the likes of Fannie Flagg and Winston Groom. Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast has caught the fancy of many a writer, too. Take a step back in time and let it inspire you, as well, as you enjoy charm, comfort and southern hospitality you'll long remember.
Uniquely furnished for your comfort, each of our five guest rooms features original pine walls and floor and has:
- luxury high thread count linens
- Private baths
- Cable television
- Complimentary high speed wireless internet
- Iron & ironing board
- Lighted magnifying mirror
Guests also enjoy:
- Three-course Southern breakfast
- Well-stocked refrigerator in the dining room
- Afternoon teas
- Evening desserts
- Nightly turn-down service
Deciding your favorite thing about a visit to Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast might not be easy, but we promise it'll be the only thing difficult about your stay. Leave the rest to us. Schedule your visit today. We look forward to seeing you.
Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast has been featured in Southern Living 3 times (November 1998, March 2001 and October 2007) Coastal Living in March 2007, and was featured on Bob Vila's Restore America on HGTV. The B&B was also awarded best B&B by both Gulf Coast Newspaper and Southern Breeze magazine.
Magnolia Springs is a picturesque place and one of the few remaining places to receive mail by boat. If fishing is your style there is plenty of fresh and salt water fishing. Only 1 1/2 blocks away is Magnolia River offering easy access to Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Southern Baldwin County
Southern Baldwin County offers many activities. Just five miles west is Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. It is a 3,000 acre facility of bays, marshes and lowlands along Weeks Bay, Bon Secour Bay and Fish River. Five miles further west is Point Clear, home of the famous "Grand Hotel". Five miles further north is Fairhope, Alabama known for their quaint downtown area of beautiful streets lined with baskets of flowers, eclectic shops and historical homes.
Nine miles to the south of the Inn lie the sandy white beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. World-class golf awaits at six of the areas ten courses including one of the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. Foley's downtown area offers a series of unique blocks lined with old oak trees shading wide streets. There are specialty shops and an old fashioned pharmacy with a soda shop. Orange Blossom Square offers an elegant tea room, boutiques, an art gallery and an upscale emporium. You can browse through five antique malls with over 500 dealers or you could shop the 115 store Riviera Outlet Center.
Pensacola, Florida and Mobile, Alabama are located within an hour's drive to the East and West, offering airports, malls, restaurants, theaters and other city amenities.
A heart-pine porch extends across the front and east side of the house and the impressive glass paneled door with a transom above opens to the great hall.
Walls and ceilings are made of beaded heart yellow pine. The floors are of tongue and groove heart-pine and most of the woodwork is rare curly pine. All balusters, rails and newal posts are original. Large old oak trees surround the house and the well-known canopy arch of oaks extends past the structure and down Oak Street.
Magnolia Springs offers five guest rooms each named after a family who has lived here: Harding, Worthington, McNair, Cowen and McLennan. The McLennan bath has the original claw-foot tub, retrieved from the back yard, and an authentically restored elephant trunk toilet.
All rates include a Three Course Breakfast, a Private Bath, well stocked Guest Refrigerator available in the dining room 24 hours a day, afternoon teas, evening desserts such as cookies or brownies fresh from the oven Iron & Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Lighted Magnifying Mirror, Cable TV, Telephones, High Speed Wireless Internet, Turn Down Service when you return from dinner w/Chocolates, and high thread count linens!
Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is like a step back in time where you can stroll along oak lined streets, fish, and relax on the porch to absorb the beautiful surroundings. If you're compelled to go exploring, there is plenty to do all within an eighteen mile radius. So come and enjoy some time in Magnolia Springs!
The Den is a wonderful place to gather and chat about the past days activities, or plan for the next days adventures. It is furnished with satellite TV, VCR/DVD, Stereo and video games. We also have an antique bakers rack overflowing with area brochures, maps, guidebooks and current magazines for your reading pleasure. The stain glass windows cast a warm glow in the room that calls you to spend some time here!
The Dining Room is where breakfast is served. It also has a well stocked guest refrigerator offering you a wide selection of beverages 24 hours a day! Nowhere else on the Gulf Coast will you feel more at home while enjoying a wonderful home cooked, Three Course Breakfast straight from David's kitchen!
This is the Great Hall (Front View) looking out towards the front. This is where you can really get a feel of the awesome woodwork and craftsmanship that makes the Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast so special. Here is the Great Hall (Rear View) looking towards the back of the room. Once again, you can see why this home is truly a one-of-a-kind. The home is truly a work of art that you can no longer find anywhere else, making your stay here one to remember!
How to Find Us
You can reach Magnolia Springs via Highway 98 whether traveling east from Fairhope or west from Foley. Off Highway 98 in Magnolia Springs take 49 South (between Exxon & Pure Gas Stations). Approximately 4 blocks down take a right onto Oak Street (between the Moore Bros. Village Market and the Magnolia Springs Community Center). Magnolia Springs Bed & Breakfast is about 2/10 mile on the right with a large sign in the front yard!
Magnolia Springs is also easily accessible from all of the areas interstates:
From I-65 exit 37 onto Gulf Shores Pkwy (Hwy 59 South). Continue south on Hwy 59 until you reach Hwy 98 in Foley. Take a right onto Hwy 98, traveling west. Off Hwy 98 in Magnolia Springs, take a left onto Hwy 49 South (between Exxon & Pure Gas Stations). Continue 4 blocks until Oak Street, and take a right. We are 2/10 of a mile on the right with a large sign in the front yard.
From I-10, exit onto Gulf Shores Pkwy (Hwy 59 South), this is the Bay Minette / Loxley exit. Continue south on Hwy 59 until you reach Hwy 98 in Foley. Take a right onto Hwy 98, traveling west. Off Hwy 98 in Magnolia Springs, take a left onto Hwy 49 South (between Exxon & Pure Gas Stations). Continue 4 blocks until Oak Street, and take a right. We are 2/10 of a mile on the right with a large sign in the front yard.